Dear A: Thanks for the Don Julio Reposado the other night in your apartment. It was the perfect antidote to a damp and cold Bogotá night. I looked up the El Tiempo anti-fracking article that had disturbed you so much and it was full of so many half-truths and complete falsehoods, that I wrote this letter to clarify it for you.
The Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Ricardo Lozano, visited communities in Cauca to talk about their concerns in regards to a sustainable development. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.
The director of the National Agency of Environmental Licenses (ANLA), Rodrigo Suárez, hosted an event where he spoke about the entity’s accomplishments with entrepreneurs.
This week we have a thoughtful (and beautifully written) reflection by Luis Pacheco on the great controversy of our industry: the struggle to find a balance between development and conservation. MinAmbiente Ricardo Lozano’s set phrase – produce while conserving and conserve while producing – sounds great but reality is far more complex as Luis shows us here.
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) announced that it activated a new contingency plan in the Coveñas Caño Limon (CCL) pipeline, after authorities reported an attack in Norte de Santander. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.
Late Friday afternoon, the State Council issued a decision suspending existing fracking regulation. Recent governments have denied there was any regulation on fracking so it is not clear what the implications might be, nor is it clear what impact this might have on Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) proposed trial.